The band have recently changed their uniform adding a distinctive red and green hackle to the glengarry. The band have adopted custom green hose and designed a new band tie featuring the colours of the kilt, hackle and hose. New custom made long sleeved shirts, waistcoats and sporrans have also been added ensuring that Frankston RSL Pipe Band are one of the smartest bands in Australia.
The famous Red MacGregor tartan kilt
The Band now plays at engagements throughout the Melbourne, and Victoria, with a concentration on the Mornington Peninsula. A major event for the Band is still Anzac Day, providing solo pipers for many RSL Dawn Services as well as playing for Anzac Marches for Aspendale-Edithvale and Rye RSL’s as well as Frankston.The future holds bright promise with a drive to recruit young learners to build the Band and open the doors for aspiring pipers and drummers to learn their craft. This will provide the base for the Frankston RSL Pipes & Drums to continue to flourish and become one of the significant bands in Victoria.
Based in Frankston, part of the Greater Melbourne area, the Band wears the MacGregor tartan. Frankston is the major city on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. The Frankston RSL Pipes and Drums are proud to be part of Frankston Sub-Branch of the Returned Serviceman’s League.
The Band was formed, from the Frankston City Pipe Band, in March 1994. Initially it was a “social” pipe band in that it was not a member of the Pipe Band association and did not compete but did play at engagements in the Mornington Peninsula area. A major annual event being Anzac Day when the Band played for other RSL Sub-Branches as well as Frankston.
The band at a recent memorial service.
The band at a recent highland gathering in Daylesford December 2015.